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the Lebanese; Kwanzaa; Thailand; France; folk songs and festivals of
Japan; pinatas; dragons; Singapore; Hanukkah; Hawaii; Cambodia;
Spain; Egypt; games of the Orient; African crafts; Italy; Mexico:
Shabbat; Sukkot; an Arab family; Korea; Swahili alphabet and
counting; Portuguese folk tales; China; Soviet Union; Iraq; Saudi
Arabia; Africa; Iceland; Yugoslavia; African, Chinese, Japanese,
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legends; Israel; Puerto Rico; Iran; Iceland; Central America;
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IN THE CLASSROOM
A listing of resources
by Mary Lou Brady, Department Head
Learning Resources & Curriculum
and Carole Geile
Robert E Kennedy Library
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This bibliography contains information on multicultural activities in
The bibliography is divided into three sections. The first is a list of
book resources, the second shows a list of journal articles, and the third
is a list of ERIC resources.
All the information is listed alphabetically by author or title within
IN THE CLASSROOM
Abisch, Roz. Easy-to-make holiday fun thing s. Middletown, CT: Xerox Education
Summary: This book offers background information that will help to explain
tradition to children and to show how our arts and crafts have been
developed and influenced by various ethnic groups.
Adair, Margaret Weeks. Folk puppet plays for the social studies . New York: John
Day Company, 1972.
Summary: This book is devoted to the success and pleasure in dramatizing
folktales in the classroom as a refreshing dimension in the plan of
Adoff, Arnold. All the colors of the race: poems . New York: Lothrop, Lee &
Shepard Books, 1982.
Summary: A collection of poems written from the point of view of a child with a
black mother and a white father.
Albrechtson, Lis. Tepee and moccasin, Indian crafts for young people . New York:
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1970.
Summary: This book shows how anyone can adapt and make Indian crafts for
Aliki. Corn is maize . New York: Thomas Y Crowell Company, 1976.
Summary: Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread— and corncob pipes! Tacos and
tamales and tortillas! All these ard many other good things come
from an amazing plant that the Indians discovered and taught the
white man how to grow.
Allen, Judy. Cultural awareness for children . Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley,
Summary: Includes bibliographical references for African and African-American
cultures, American Indian cultures, Chinese and Chinese-American
cultures, Japanese and Japanese-American cultures, Korean and
Korean-American cultures, Mexican and Mexican-American cultures,
Thai culture, and Southeast Asian Cultures.
Amari, Suad. Cooking the Lebanese Way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of Lebanon featuring such traditional
recipes as Kabobs, hummus and tahini dip, chard and yogurt soup, and
cracked wheat pilaf. Also includes information on the history,
geography, customs, and people of thh Middle Eastern country.
Anderson, David A. Kwanzaa: an everyday resource and instructional guide . Rev.
ed. New York: Gumbs & Thomas, 1993.
Summary: Includes activities and lesson plans for working with children and
young adults in preparing for Kwanzaa.
Aten, Jerry. Americans, too!: understanding American minorities through research-
related activities . Carthage, IL: Good Apple, 1982.
Summary: A Good Apple activity book for grades 4-8.
Ayer, Margaret. Made in Thailand . New York: Alfred A Knopf, Inc, 1964.
Summary: The author has skillfully woven the colorful threads of Thai history,
religion, and geography into a rich tapestry forming the country's art
Bacon, Josephine. Cppfon g the Israeli way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1986.
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of Israel including such traditional
recipes as cheese blintzes, turkey schnitzel, felafel in pita, and
poppyseed cake. Also includes information on the geography, customs,
and people of the middle eastern country.
Bailey, Donna. Japan . Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn, 1990.
Summary: Text and pictures present life in Japan, particularly in its capital city of
Baker, Gwendolyn C. Planning and organizing for multicultural instruction .
Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994.
Summary: This book presents a conceptual approach to multicultural education,
as well as practical suggestions for achieving education that is
multicultural throughout every facet of its structure and process.
Balerdi, Susan. France, the crossroads of Europe . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon Press,
Summary: Discusses France's history and geography, languages, foods, folklore,
holiday traditions, family and school life, sports, and games, in
addition to examining that country's contribution to American life.
Banks, James A. An introduction to multicultural education . Boston, MA: Allyn
and Bacon, 1994.
Summary: This book is designed to introduce preservice and practicing educators
to the major issues and concepts in multicultural education.
Berger, Donald Paul. Folk songs of Tapanese children . Rutland, VT: C E Tuttle,
Summary: Words in Japanese (original characters and romanized) and English.
Bergstrom, Kirk. The world citizen curriculum . Denver, CO: Center for Teaching
International Relations, University of Denver, 1986-87.
Summary: Designed primarily for students in grades 7-12.
Bernstein, Bonnie. Native American crafts workshop . Belmont, CA: Fearon
Teacher Aids, 1982.
Summary: Instructions for recreating North American Indian everyday and
ceremonial crafts, musical instruments, and games, as well as recipes
for Indian foods.
Bierhorst, John. A cry from the earth: music of the North American Indians . New
York: Four Winds Press, 1979.
Summary: An overview of Indian music and dance which includes a discussion
of their instruments, the structure of their music, and the uses of
music in Indian life.
Bierhorst, John. Doctor coyote: a Native American Aesop's fable . New York:
Summary: Coyote is featured in each of these Aztec interpretations of Aesop's
Bierhorst, John. The mythology of North America . New York: William Morrow,
Summary: Describes the background of the myths of the Indian cultures of the
North American continent, some of which have the same themes as
myths of other world cultures.
Bierhorst, John. The mythology of South America . New York: William Morrow,
Summary: Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of South
America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales, and
presenting some of the myths themselves.
Bisignano, Alphonse. Cooking the Italian way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1982.
Summary: Introduces the land, people, and regional cooking of Italy and includes
recipes for such dishes as Minestrone soup, spaghetti with meat sauce,
and chicken cacciatore.
Biumberg, Rhoda. The truth about dragons . New York: Four Winds Press, 1980.
Summary: Discusses the physical appearance, size, habitat, diet, mating, habits, and
enemies of western and eastern dragons and cures and charms
Brock, Virginia. Pinatas . New York: Abingdon Press, 1966.
Summary: The history of and how to use and make a pinata.
Brown, Marion Marsh. Singapore . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, Inc, 1989.
Summary: Discusses the history, geography, people, and culture of the island
republic which is Asia's smallest independent state, yet plays a major
political and economic role in the East.
Buell, Hal. Festivals of Japan. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1965.
Summary: Japanese festivals, like those elsewhere, have their origins in historical
events, in the religion of the people, and in the legends of the land.
Burns, Marilyn. The Hanukkah book . New York: Four Winds Press, 1981.
Summary: Young readers will find out not only how and why Hanukkah is .
celebrated, but discover many new ways to observe the holiday.
Carpenter, Allan. The new enchantment of America: Hawaii . Chicago, IL:
Childrens Press, 1979.
Summary: An introduction to the Aloha State, including its history, resources,
famous citizens, and places of interest.
Carroll, Jeri A. A multicultural guide to thematic units for young children.
Carthage, IL: Good Apple, 1993.
Summary: Teaches young children about other cultures through a collection of
thematic units. Covers such categories as the alphabet, celebrations,
corn, families, homes, grandparents, names, schools, shoes, work and
careers, and more.
Chandler, David P. The land and people of Cambodia . New York: HarperCollins
Summary: Introduces the history, geography, people, culture, government, and
economy of Cambodia.
Christian, Rebecca. Cooking the Spanish way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1982.
Summary: Introduces the history, land, and food of Spain and includes recipes for
such dishes as panella, arroz con polio, gazpacho, and flan.
Chung, Okwha. Cooking the Korean way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: Introduces the cooking and food habits of Korea, including such
recipes as bean sprout salad and Korean dumplings, and provides brief
information on the geography and history of the country.
Cinderella . Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1992.
Summary: Presents versions of the Cinderella story which represent many
cultures, geographical areas, and styles. Includes information about the
tales, related activities, and resources.
Comparing cultures: a cooperative approach to a mu lticultural world. Portland,
ME: J Weston Walch, Publisher, 1994.
Summary: This new updated edition gives you an effective way to help young
adolescents develop a multicultural perspective.
Cordeior, Paula A. Multiculturalism and TOE: addressing cu ltural diversity in
schools . Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc, 1994.
Summary: Using the answers this book provides, practitioners can meid the
multiple strengths of cultural diversity to create cultural pluralism for
Total Quality Education schools.
Coronado, Rosa. Cooking the Mexican way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1982.
Summary: Introduces fundamentals of Mexican cooking, including special
ingredients and cooking utensils. Also provides recipes for suggested
Cross, Esther and Wilbur. Spain . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1985.
Summary: Describes the geography, history, culture, industry, and people of the
varied southern European country.
Cross, Wilbur. E gypt . Chicago IL: Childrens Press, 1982.
Summary: Discusses the history, physical characteristics, economy, and culture of
the land which has been called the gift of the Nile.
Culin, Stewart. Games of the Orient: Korea. China. Jap an, Rutland, VT: Charles E
Turtle Company, 1958.
Summary: This work is intended as a practical introduction to the study of the
games of the world.
D'Amato, Janet and Alex. African crafts for you to make . New York: Julian
Summary: This book describes some of the contributions from the farms of West
Africa, the tropical forest of the Congo, the southern grasslands, and
D'Amato, Janet and Alex. Indian crafts . New York: Sayre Publishing, Inc, 1968.
Summary: Indian cmft varied greatly from tribe to tribe across the continent. This
text tries to show one example of each craft, the one most interesting,
most widely used, or the one that had the most aesthetic design.
Davidman, Leonard. Teaching with a multicultural perspective: a practical guide .
New York: Longman Publishing Group, 1994.
Summary: Presents an integrated multicultural model of curriculum and
instruction and links the idea of multicultural education to the concept
of effective teaching.
Diaz, Carlos. Multicultural education for the 21st century . Washington, DC: NEA
Professional Library, 1992.
Summary: This book presents a selection of readings that address
multiculturalism and school restructuring as a reference for schools
working to enrich their school-achievement.
DiFranco, Anthony. Italy, balanced on the edge of time . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon
Press, Inc, 1983.
Summary: Presents Italian history, traditions, social life and customs, education,
and sports, with a chapter on Italians in the United States.
Downs, Cynthia. Bienvenidos: (bilingual /bicultural teacher's resource guide to
Mexico) . Minneapolis, Minn: T S Denison, 1991.
Summary: This book is designed to acquaint teachers and students with the
language and customs of Mexico.
Drucker, Malka. Shabbat, a peaceful island . New York: Holiday House, 1983.
Summary: Besides describing the Sabbath evening meal, the author discusses the
rituals that take place in the synagogue and during the rest of the
Drucker, Malka. Sukkot. a time to rejoice . New York: Holiday House, 1982.
Summary: The author explains why the festival is celebrated in a fragile but richly
decorated little house called a sukkah, as well as the other customs,
history, and meanings connected to the holiday.
Dutton, Roderic. An Arab family . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: Details the life of one family giving fascinating insight into how
specific families in a country live.
Everix, Nancy. Windows to the world . Carthage, IL: Good Apple, Inc, 1984.
Summary: A Good Apple activity book for grades 2-8.
Farley, Carol. Korea, a land divided . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon Press, Inc, 1983.
Summary: Describes the history, geography, customs, family life, school life, sports
and games, and folklore of Korea. Also discusses the problems created
by the split of the north and south into two nations, the communist
Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the anticommunist
Republic of Korea.
Feelings, Muriel. Tambo means hello, Swahili alphabet book . New York: The Dial
Summary: With a selection of twenty-four words, one for each letter of the
Swahili alphabet, children get a simple lesson in the Swahili language
while familiarizing themselves with some important aspects of
traditional East African life.
Feelings, Muriel. Moja means one, Swahili counting bo ok. New York: The Dial
Summary: Familiarizes children with some basic aspects of East African life, and
teaches them to count from one to ten in Swahili.
Feinstein, Alan S. Folk tales from Portug al. South Brunswick, NJ: A S Barnes,
Summary: Eighteen folk tales from Portugal about good and evil, the wise and the
Fiarotta, Phyllis. The yov and me heritage tree: children's crafts from 21 American
traditions . New York: Workman Publishing Company, 1976.
Summary: Step-by-step instructions for more than 100 craft projects drawn from
twenty-three different ethnic traditions in the United States and using
easily available materials.
Filstrup, Chris. China, from emperors to communes . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon
Press, Inc 1983.
Summary: Presents facts about Chinese history, art, traditions, social life, and
recreation. Includes a chapter on Chinese Americans, a glossary, and a
map of China.
Finney, Susan. American Indians; Pueblo to potlatch, totems to tepees . Carthage, IL:
Good Apple, 1985.
Summary: Independent learning units for use with the gifted,
Finney, Susan. China: then and now. Dynasties to dragon boats, pagodas to
Pavilions . Carthage, IL: Good Apple, Inc, 1988.
Summary: Dynasties are discussed, art and architecture analyzed, rebellions
recalled, and inventions investigated. Grades 4-8.
Finney, Susan. The Soviet Union . Carthage, IL: Good Apple, 1991.
Summary: This guide focuses on fifteen republics and their varied artistic,
historical, economic, and geographic facets.
Flora, Sherrill B. Multicultural mini-units . Minneapolis, Minn: T S Denison, 1993.
Summary: Through experimental activities, children are able to develop an
understanding of cultures that are different from their own. Thematic
activities are drawn from the cultures of twenty countries.
Foster, Leila Merrell. Iraq . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, Inc, 1991.
Summary: Discusses the geography, history, people, and culture of this
strategically located Middle Eastern country.
Foster, Leila Merrell. Saudi Arabia . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, Inc, 1993.
Summary: Describes the history, geography, culture, industry, and economy of the
largest country on the Arabian Peninsula.
Fowler, Virginia. Folk toys around the world and how to make them . Englewood
Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1984.
Summary: Describes traditional toys and how they are made in countries around
the world. Each chapter includes illustrated instructions for making a
variety of toys from each country.
Georges, D. V. Africa . Chicago, IL: Children's Press, 1986.
Summary: Briefly describes Africa's regions: the Middle East countries, the
Sahara, the equatorial rain forest, the west coast, east Africa, island
countries off the southeast coast, and southern Africa.
Germaine, Elizabeth. Cooking the Australian way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1990.
Summary: Clear, step-by-step instructions help you create egg and bacon pie,
creamy pumpkin soup, pavlova, anzac biscuits, lamingtons, and other
Glass, Paul. Songs and stories of the North American Indians . New York: Grosset
& Dunlap, Inc., 1970.
Summary: This book presents the stories and songs of five tribes of the North
American Indians, the Yuma, Mandan, Teton Sioux, Pawnee, and
Golden, Grace Blaisdell. Made in Iceland . New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1959.
Summary: discusses the history and culture of Iceland and describes the arts and
crafts, literature, customs, and everyday life of the people.
Greene, Carol. Yugoslavia . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1984.
Summary: An introduction to the geography, history, government, culture, and
people of the six diverse republics that make up the southern European
country of Yugoslavia.
Harbin, E. O., Games of many nations . New York: Abingdon Press, 1954,
Summary: This is a collection of games that are played the world round and may
be played by all age groups-children, youth, and adults.
Harrison, Supenn. Cooking the Thai way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of Thailand including such recipes as
lemon chicken soup, satay, and Thai egg rolls. Also includes
information on the history, geography, customs, and people of
Harvey, Marian. Mexican crafts and craftspeople . Philadelphia, PA: The Art
Alliance Press, 1987.
Summary: Most of the material presented in this volume is the result of original,
firsthand research and observation of the crafts and their makers at
Haskins, Jim. Count your way through Africa . Minneapolis, Minn: Carolrhoda
Books, Inc, 1989.
Summary: Swahili numbers one through ten are used to describe such things as
seven animals native to Africa and the nine lines of an African poem.
Haskins, Jim. Count your way through China . Minneapolis, Minn: Carolrhoda
Books, Inc, 1987.
Summary: Presents the numbers one through ten in Chinese, using each number
to introduce concepts about China and Chinese culture.
Haskins, Jim. Count your way though Japan . Minneapolis, Minn: Carolrhoda
Books, Inc, 1987.
Summary: Presents the numbers one through ten in Japanese, using each number
to introduce concepts about Japan and its culture.
Haskins, Jim. Count your way through Korea , Minneapolis, Minn: Carolrhoda
Books, Inc, 1989.
Summary: Presents the numbers one to ten in Korean, using each number to
introduce concepts about Korea and its culture.
Haskins, Jim. Count your way through Mexico . Minneapolis, Minn: Carolrhoda
Books, Inc, 1989.
Summary: Presents numbers one to ten in Spanish, using each number to
introduce concepts about Mexico and its culture.
Haskins, Jim. Count your way through Russia . Minneapolis, Minn: Carolrhoda
Books, Inc, 1987.
Summary: Presents the numbers one through ten in Russian, using each number
to introduce concepts about the Soviet Union and Russian culture.
Haskins, Jim. Count your way through the Arab world . Minneapolis, Minn:
Carolrhoda Books, Inc, 1987.
Summary: Uses Arabic numerals from one to ten to introduce concepts about
Arab countries and Arab culture.
Hays, Wilma. Foods the Indians gave us . New York: Franklin Watts, Inc, 1981.
Summary: This fascinating story also has a gardening guide, a cookbook, and a
long-overdue tribute to our Indian heritage.
Helbig, Alethea K. This land is our land: a guide to multicultural literature for
children and young adults . Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Summary: This annotated bibliography of titles for children and young adults
provides a one-stop selection tool for the best recent works of fiction,
oral tradition, and poetry about African-American, Asian-American,
Hispanic-American, and Native-American experiences and traditions
from the profusion of titles being published today.
Helfman, Elizabeth S. Celebrating nature, rites and ceremonies around the world .
New York: Seabury Press, 1969.
Summary: In this book, nature rites and ceremonies from ancient and modern
times, from East and West, are described, compared, and interrelated.
Henry, Edna. Native American cookbook . New York: Julian Messner, 1983.
Summary: Not only authentic recipes, but stories of the pow-wow and of chants
and of ways of life among native groups from Alaska to the San Bias
Islands, from New York to New Mexico.
Hernandez, Hilda. Multicultural education: a teacher's guide to content and
process . Columbus, OH: Merrill Publishing Company, 1989.
Summary: The purpose of this book is to help teachers see the big picture of
multicultural education and to provide them with the means to make
it a truly integral part of teaching and learning in their classrooms.
Hill, Barbara W. Cooking the English way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Summary: The colored photographs of places and dishes are inviting, and the
recipes included are varied and representative. Hearty fare for children
as well as for their parents.
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian arts . New York: William Morrow & Company, 1971.
Summary: This concise, selective volume describes the American Indians origin,
in the design and decoration of ceremonial, personal, and household
items, and explains many of the techniques used.
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian beadwork . New York: William Morrow & Company,
Summary: Indian beadwork tells a story. The type of beadwork shows what tribe it
came from and when it was produced. Color and design usually
reveals the story of the Indian who once owned and wore the beaded
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian games and crafts . New York: Wi Ham Morrow &
Summary: This book presents the games and crafts of native North American
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian music makers . New York: William Morrow & Company,
Summary: A history of the musical instruments of the North American Indians,
showing how they were made and used. Gives words and music for
various types of songs.
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian picture writing . New York: William Morrow &
Summary: American Indians used picture writing to depict their legends and
dreams, personal triumphs in the hunt and on the battlefield, and
family and tribal history.
Hofsinde, Robert. Indian sign lang ua g e. New York: William Morrow &c Company,
Summary: For Indians of yesterday, sign language was a necessity; for American
boys and girls of today sign language is fun and useful too. By
practicing it and using it among friends, one can soon develop great
skill in an ancient art that is still used by the American Indian.
Holiday cooking around the world . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: An appetizing collection of ethnic recipes from 15 countries. Includes a
comprehensive dictionary of terms, clear directions, and accessible
The hungry women: myths and legends of the Aztecs . New York: William
Morrow & Company, 1984.
Summary: Narratives from Aztec Indian lore.
Hunt, W. Ben. The complete how-to book of Indiancraft . New York: Collier Books,
Macmillan Publishing Company, 1973.
Summary: Easy-to-follow text and hand-drawn diagrams show how to use actual
techniques and designs developed and perfected by the Indians.
I love Korea ! Seoul, Korea: Hollym Corporation Publishers, 1991.
Summary: Some songs and poems they loved to sing or recite and some old tales
which reflect their wit and humor, together with those which express
human feelings and sentiments of Koreans, are included.
Ickis, Marguerite. The book of games and entertainment the world over . New
York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1969.
Summary: The purpose of this book is to bring into focus some of the important
entertainment and games of the world in which children and adults
participate and have fun.
Jasmine, Julia. Multicultural holidays: share our celebrations . Huntington Beach,
CA: Teacher Created Materials, 1994.
Summary: Activities reflecting holidays all around the world for children of all
Jones, Helen Hinckley. Israel . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1986.
Summary: A history of Israel and a description of its cities, its people, its customs,
and its indomitable spirit.
Jordan, Nina R. Homemade dolls in foreign dress . New York: Harcourt, Brace &
World, Inc, 1939.
Summary: This book deals with costume dolls in the fascinating dress of far-away
Joseph, Joan. Folk toys around the world and how to make them . New York:
Parents' Magazine Press, 1972.
Summary: Introduces eighteen toys from various countries, gives directions for
constructing them, and discusses the materials needed.
Kane, Susan. Celebrating diversity: extended thematic unit . Huntington Beach, CA:
Teacher Created Materials, 1993.
Summary: Children K-3 share and relish their unique diversity through the
Kaufman, Cheryl Davidson. Cooking the Caribbean way . Minneapolis, Minn:
Lerner Publications Company, 1988.
Summary: Presents a variety of dishes that feature the spices as well as the fresh
fruits and vegetables from the islands.
Keene, Francis W. Fun around the world . Pelham, N.Y.: The Seashore Press, 1955.
Summary: Brief stories about the boys and girls of the countries in the United
Nations tell how their children live, with the emphasis on how they
Kendall, Frances E. Diversity in the classroom: a multicultural approach to the
education of young children . New York: Teachers College Press, 1983.
Summary: This book outlines a complete resource unit of affirming cultural
diversity; including a wide range of ideas for activities.
Kent, Deborah. Puerto Rico . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, Inc, 1992.
Summary: Introduces the geography, people, history, and culture of this island.
Kerina, Jane. African crafts . New York: The Lion Press, 19" «.
Summary: Suggestions in this book help you create things like those that Africans
have made over the ages, from ancient to modern times.
Kids explore America's African-American heritag e. Santa Fe, NM: J Muir
Summary: Examines the contributions of African- Americans to American culture
in such areas as music, food, literature, and celebrations. Includes
profiles of significant individuals.
Kids explore America's Hispanic heritag e. Santa Fe, NM: J Muir Publicatio ,1992.
Summary: Presents writings by students in grades three to seven on topics of
Hispanic culture, including dance, cooking, games, history, art, songs,
and role models.
Kuklin, Susan. How my family lives in America . New York: Maxwell Macmillan
Summary: African-American, Asian-American, and Hispanic-American children
describe their families cultural traditions.
Lamarque, Colette. A world of models . New York: Drake Publishers, Inc, 1973.
Summary: Shows you how to find designs for Egyptian pyramids, the famous
Parthenon from ancient Greece, an Eskimo fishing village from the
North Pole, the Kremlin, and dolls and figurines from Japan, Iran,
India, even our own Wild West with cowboys, Indians and covered
wagons, and much more.
Lang, Andrew. Yellow fairy book . New York: Viking Press, 1980.
Summary: A collection of more than 40 fairy tales from the folklore of Hungary,
Russia, Poland, Iceland, Germany, France, England, and the American
Lang ua ge: a theme guide to K-12 curricular resources, activities, and processes .
Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 1983.
Summary: A theme guide to K-12 curricular resources, activities, and processes.
Lengyel, Emil. Iran . New York: Franklin Watts, Inc, 1981.
Summary: Discusses the geography, \istory, cities, customs, and culture of this dry
Middle Eastern country formerly called Persia.
Lengyel, Emil. Modern Egypt . New York: Watts, 1973.
Summary: Introduces the history, geography, cities, religions, and culture of
Lepthien, Emilie U. Iceland . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1987.
Summary: Discusses the history, geography, wildlife, people, social life and
customs, religion, economy, trade, transportation, agriculture, industry,
and culture of the small island nation known as the land of fire and
Linking through diversity: practical classroom activities for experiencing and
understanding our cultures . Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Press, 1993.
Summary: Offered in these pages is a window into the classrooms of teachers who
provide activities that support multicultural and global education.
Linse, Barbara. Fiesta! Mexico and Central America: a global awareness program
f or children in grades 2-5 . Carthage, IL: Fearon Teacher Aids, 1993.
Summary: This book explores the origins of Mexican and Central American
celebrations that have been passed down from generation to generation
by inviting students to make pinatas and feather masks for Carnival or
Pan-American Day fiesta! And, by encouraging them to make their
own m^racas and drums to keep time to the music.
Madavan, Vijay. Cooking the Indian way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of India featuring such traditional
recipes as lamb kebabs, yogurt chicken, pumpkin curry, and apple
chutney. Also includes information on the geography, customs, and
people of India.
Mahmud, Zaki Najib. The land and people of Egypt . Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott,
Summary: An introduction to the history, geography, people, industries, and
culture of the country whose entire civilization has been shaped by the
Nile river and by its location at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and
Martinez, Jimmie. US: a cultural mosaic. Teacher handbook for a primary-grade
multidiscipline multicultural program . San Diego, CA: The Schools, 1978,
Summary: Activities and support materials that help children gain an
understanding that the richness of American life is a result of the
beauty and interest of the many groups which compose American
Matiella, Ana Consuelo. The multicultural caterpillar: children's activities in
cultural awareness . Santa Cruz, CA: Network Publications, 1990.
Summary: Introduces young children to the concepts of culture and cultural
Mayberry, Jodine. Chinese . New York: Franklin Watts, Inc, 1990.
Summary: Discusses Chinese immigrants to America, their reasons for coining,
their lifestyles, and their contributions to their new country.
Mayberry, Jodine. Filipinos . New York: F Watts, 1990.
Summary: Discusses Filipino immigrants to America, their reasons for coming,
their lifestyles, and their contributions to their new country.
McCarthy, Kevin. Saudi Arabia: a desert kingdom . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon
Press, Inc, 1986.
Summary: Examines the religious, family-oriented, traditional society of modern
Saudi Arabia, its transition from a poor to a rich nation, and its
relationship with America.
McNair, Sylvia. Thailand . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1987.
Summary: Explores the geography, history, arts, religion, and everyday life of
McNeill, Earldene. Cultural Awareness for Young Children . Dallas, TX: The
Learning Tree, 1981.
Summary: Children share the lifestyles, the foods, and the customs of each
culture shared: Asian, Black American/ African Heritage, Eskimo,
Mexican, Native American, and Cowboy.
Meyer, Kathleen Allan. Ireland, land of mist and mag ic. Minneapolis, Minn:
Dillon Press, Inc, 1983.
Summary: Contains facts and maps of Ireland, their social life and customs.
Milord, Susan. Hands around the world: 365 ways to build cultural a wareness and
global respect . Charlotte, VT: Williamson Publishing, 1992.
Summary: Presents a variety of games and other activities to promote awareness
of different cultures around the world.
Miller-Lachmann, Lyn. Our family , our friends, our world: an annotated guide to
significant multicultura l books for children and teenagers. New Providence, NJ: R
R Bowker, 1992.
Summary: Includes bibliographies on children's literature, young adult literature,
pluralism in literature, ethnic groups in literature, and minorities in
Mirepoix, Camile. E gypt in pictures . New York: Sterling Publishing Company,
Summary: Introduces the history, geography, economy, government, culture, and
people of the Arab nation whose history dates back more than 5000
The multicolored mirror: cultural substance in literature for children and young
adults . Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press, 1991.
Summary: Teachers and librarians searching for materials on cultural authenticity
will find a dynamic dialogue, bibliographies, and resource lists in this
book. Books listed were created by African- American, American
Indian, Asian- American, and Latino, authors.
Multicultural education: a cross cultural training approach . La Grange Park, IL:
Intercultural Network, 1979.
Summary: Includes bibliographies.
Multicultural education and the American Indian . Los Angeles, CA: American
Indians Study Center, University of California, 1979.
Summary: Education is to try to help children to grow so that they have the
strength to follow a path where they can see the entire world and other
humans as their responsibility.
Multicultural education in early childhood classrooms . Washington, DC: NEA
Professional Library, 1992.
Summary: Includes bibliographical references.
Multicultural educatio n: issues and perspectives . Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon,
Summary: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Munsen, Sylvia. Cooking the Norwegian way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1982.
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of Norway, featuring traditional recipes
such as fruit sour, Christmas bread, and rice pudding. Also includes a
typical menu for breakfast , lunch, and dinner and several dishes from
other Scandinavian countries.
Nabwire, Constance. Cooking the African way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1988.
Summary: Discover the cooking and culture of East and West Africa with
instructions on how to make such exotic dishes as egusi soup, fufu,
peanut sauce, jollof rice, and baked plantain on the shell.
Nelson, David. Multicultural mathematics: teaching mathematics from a global
perspective . Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Summary: This pioneering work is the first to explore ways of helping school-
children understand the universality of mathematics. Three
experienced teachers and researchers offer suggestions and guidance for
a multicultural approach.
Newman, Thelma R. Contemporary African arts and crafts: on-site . New York:
Crown Publishers, Inc, 1974.
Summary: Contained in this book is a firsthand, on-site collection of art forms that
still exist, and highlighted are beautiful African arts that should be
more popularly known and shared with the world.
Newsome, Arden J. Crafts and toys from around the world . New York: Julian
Summary: As girls and boys follow the simple, step-by-step directions, clear
diagrams and patterns, they will experience some of America's rich
Nguyen, Chi. Cooking the Vietnamese way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of Vietnam featuring such recipes as
spring rolls, sweet and sour soup, and Vietnamese fried rice. Also
includes information about the land, history, and holidays of this
Nolan, Paul T. Folk ta k plays round the world: a collection of royalty-free, one-act
plays about lands far and near . Boston, MA: Plays, Inc, 1982.
Summary: Sixteen one-act plays based on the folklore, customs, and national
characteristics of various countries including China, Greece, Holland,
Spain, and Poland.
Obraztsov, Sergei The Chinese puppet theatre . Boston, MA: Plays, Inc, 1975.
Summary: An excellent analysis of the ancient art of puppetry in China,
splendidly illustrated, and cannot fail to appeal to all interested in
Parnell, Helga. Cooking the South American way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1991.
Summary: Introduces the history, land, and food of the countries of South
America, and includes recipes for such dishes as black bean casserole
from Brazil, beef soup from Argentina, and almond meringue from
Pasternak, Michael G. Helping kids learn multi-cultural concepts: a handbook of
strateg ies. Champaign, IL: Research Press Company, 1979.
Summary: This book desc jes the efforts of an urban school system, working in
partnership with three universities and community personnel, to
create a different kind of school environment— a school environment
in which people recognize, accept, and seek to develop the uniqueness
of each individual.
Perez, Theresa. P ortraits of Mexican Americans: pathfinders in the Mexican
American communities . Carthage, IL: Good Apple, 1991.
Summary: Explores the lives of over fifteen individuals and groups of Mexican
Americans and their special contributions to our society. For grades 4-
Perl, Lila. Foods and festivals of the Danube world . New York: World Publishing
Summary: From its source in Germany's Black Forest, the romantic Danube runs
through parts of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia,
Bulgaria, and Romania to the borders of the Soviet Union, through
regions justly celebrated for their cuisine.
Pfeiffer, Christine. Poland: land of freedom fighters . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon
Press, Inc, 1984.
Summary: Discusses the people, traditions, folkways, holidays, family life, food,
schools, sports, recreation, and history of Poland.
Pilger, Mary Anne. Multicultural projects index: things to make and do to celebrate
festivals, cultures, and holidays around the world. Englewood, CO: Libraries
Unlimited, Inc, 1992.
Summary: An index to multicultural handicrafts, foods, games, and activities that
will be used by educators at all levels to assist children and young
adults to find the information they need to make something from the
cultures of our world.
Plotkin, Gregory and Rita. Cooking the Russian way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1986.
Summary: Introduces the cooking and food habits of the Soviet Union, including
such recipes as borscht, chicken kiev, and beef stroganoff, and provides
brief information on the geography and history of the country.
Powers, William K. Here is your hobby, Indian dancing and costumes . New York:
G P Putnam's Sons, 1966.
Summary: Gives the background on Indian dancing, the importance of chanting
and drumming, the do's and don'ts for assembling authentic Indian
costumes, and hints on how to stage a powwow.
Price, Christine. Made in ancient Greece . New York: Dutton, 1967.
Summary: Reveals the customs and ways of life of the ancient Greeks as preserved
in surviving works of art.
Price, Christine. Made in the South Pacific: arts of the sea people. New York:
Summary: Describes the arts of the people of the Pacific islands both in the past
Purdy, Susan Gold. Ancient Greece . New York: F Watts, 1982.
Summary: Briefly describes ancient Greek civilization and provides instructions
for making models of items such as Greek columns, statues, stringed
instruments, and catapults.
Purdy, Susan Gold. Costumes for you to make . Philadelphia, PA: J B Lippincott
Summary: Crown to sandal instructions for making costumes of various countries
and historical periods as well as miscellaneous costumes such as a
computer, a totem pole, and a school bus.
Purdy, Susan Gold. Tewish holidays, facts, activities, and crafts . Philadelphia, PA: J
B Lippincott Company, 1969.
Summary: Traces the history of sixteen major Jewish holidays and describes their
celebration from ancient times to the present day. Also gives
instructions for crafts and activities related to each holiday.
Ramsey, Patricia G. Multicultural education: a source book . New York: Garland
Publishing, Inc, 1989.
Summary: The scope of this book includes theoretical, research, and practical
information related to the implementation of a multicultural
perspective in early childhood and elementary school classrooms.
Rollins, Charlemae Hill. Famous American Negro poets . New York: Dodd, Mead
& Company 1965.
Summary: Brief biographies of twelve Afro-American poets with examples of
their best-known works, from Jupiter Hammon of the eighteenth
century to today's Arna Bontemps and Gwendolyn Brooks.
Ross, Patricia Fent. Made in Mexico . New York: Alfred A Knopf, Inc, 1952.
Summary: This book may help you to understand the Mexicans, and so to be better
friends with them, by telling about the things they make, how they
make them, and how their customs came to be.
Salinas-Norman, Bobbi. IndoHispanic folk art traditions I . Oakland, CA: Pinata
Summary: Promotes awareness and understanding of the Christmas holiday as it
is celebrated in Indo-Hispanic communities.
Salinas-Norman, Bobbi. Indo-Hispanic folk art traditions II . Oakland, CA: Pinata
Summary: A book culturally -based on year-round activities with an emphasis on
the Day of the Dead, Bilingual, Social Studies, Folklore, and
Cooperative Learning Activities for K-Adult.
Sarin, Amita Vohra. India: an ancient land, a new nation . Minneapolis, Minn:
Dillon Press, Inc, 1984.
Summary: Discusses the people, history, myths and legends, worship and
celebrations, family life and food, school life, and sports of one of the
world's most populous and diverse countries.
Scarcella, Robin C Teaching lang ua ge minority students in the multicultural
classroom . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Regents, 1990.
Summary: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Schuman, Jo Miles. Art from many lands: multicultural art projects . Worcester,
MA: Davis Publications, Inc, 1981.
Summary: This book contains detailed instructions, illustrated with numerous
photographs for art projects from many cultures— African, Central and
South American, Asian, European, and native North American.
Shalant, Phyllis. Look what we've brought you from Vietnam . New York: Julian
Summary: Introduces Vietnam's cultural background with games, folk tales,
recipes, puppets, and crafts.
Sierra, Judy. Multicultural folktales: stories to tell young children. Phoenix, AZ:
Oryx Prpe^ 1 991.
Summary: Presents 25 stories and rhymes from various cultures arranged for
children ages tvvo to seven.
Sierra, Judy. The Oryx multicultural folktale series: Cinderella . Phoenix, AZ: Oryx
Summary: Presents versions of the Cinderella story which represent many
cultures and geographical locations.
Soleillant, Claude. Activities and projects: India in color . New York: Sterling
Publishing Company, Inc, 1977.
Summary: This lively compendium of projects and activities brings the beauty
and charm of India-crafts, costumes, jewelry, legends and folklore—
within reach of school groups and curious youngsters.
Soong, Maying. The art of Chinese paper folding for young and old . New York:
Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1948.
Summary: This paper-folding art, as it is called in China, is done with only a single
sheet of paper and your hands, without any pasting together of the use
of scissors. It is the most interesting, inexpensive, and useful art for
children and grownups.
Spann, Mary Beth. Literature-based multicultural activities: an integrated
approach . New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 1992.
Summary: Over forty books, representing cultures from West Africa to Ireland,
and from Canada to Vietnam, are included here. Each chapter contains
pre- and post-reading activities, and reproducible student activity
sheets— all designed to promote respect for diverse cultures and ethnic
Spencer, Cornelia. Made in India: the story of India's people and of their gifts to the
world . New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1953.
Summary: Discusses the history and culture of India and describes the arts and
crafts, literature, religion, customs, and everyday life of the people.
Spencer, Cornelia. Made in China . New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1958.
Summary: This book covers a wide range of subjects from Chinese gardens to
Chinese dragons, from the making of Chinese paper and ink and the
invention of Chinese printing to the various uses of bamboo and
Spencer, Cornelia. Made in Japan . New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1963.
Summary: These are the people whose country and vhose personality have given
the world many treasures.
Stark, Al. Zimbabwe, a treasure of Africa . Minneapolis, Minn: Dillon Press, Inc,
Summary: Discusses the people, traditions, holidays, religions, schools, history,
geography, and wildlife of Zimbabwe, once known as Rhodesia.
Steidl, Kim Sakamoto. Portraits of Asian-Pacific Americans . Carthage, IL: Good
Summary: Features biographical sketches, language arts activities, geography, and
history for grades 4-8.
Strouf, Judie L. Americas discovery activities kit: ready-to use worksheets for the
age of exploration . West Nyack, NY: The Center for Applied Research in Education,
Summary: A unique collection of ready-to-use enrichment worksheets to make
the age of European exploration of the Americas exciting, alive, and
relevant to your students. For grades 4-8.
Teaching world literature in the global classroom: a theme guide to K-12 curricular
resources, activities, and processes . Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 1983.
Summary: A "theme guide" which includes a rationale, goal statements, activities
by grade level, sample lesson plans, and resource lists.
Temko, Florence. Folk crafts for world friendship . Garden City, NY: Doubleday &
Company, Inc, 1976.
Summary: You are invited to an international party to meet guests bearing gifts
from all over the world: a shadow puppet from Java, trolls from
Denmark, rulb^ngs from Thailand, woven baskets from Romany,
metal sculpture from Indonesia, a sand painting from American
Indians, perfume from France, and many more.
Terzian, Alexandra M. The kids' multicultural art book: art and craft experienc es
from around the world . Charlotte, VT: Williamson Publishing, 1993.
Summary: Includes background information and instructions for more than 100
craft projects from African, Native American, Eskimo, Asian, and
Tiedt, Pamela L. Multicultural teaching: a handbook of activities, infor mation, and
resources . Boston, MA: Aliyn 'and Bacon, Inc, 1979.
Summary: Teaching strategies, over 400 classroom activities, and hundreds of
sources of commercial and free materials for creating multicultural
Toor, Frances. Made in Italy . New York: Alfred A knopf, 1957.
Summary: This book is about the lesser-known Italy-its popolo, the masses, and
their contribution to the life and color of their country.
Understanding our cultural diversity: a theme guide to K-12 curricular resources,
activities, and processes . Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 1983.
Summary: This theme guide offers sample activities and resources available for
teaching about diversity. Includes activities and processes for K-12
which can be utilized in a variety of disciplines.
VanSchuyver, Jan M. Storytelling made easy with puppets . Phoenix, AZ: Oryz
Summary: Provides step-by-step instructions for people who want to use puppets
with literature for children ages two to eight. Presents stories and
songs from England, West Africa, Norway, and Sweden and includes
puppetry and storytelling resources.
Vazquez, Ana Maria B. Cuba . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, 1987.
Summary: Discusses the geography, history, religion, economy, and people of
Ve getarian cooking around the world . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: A collection of meatless recipes from around the world, including
Welsh rarebit from the United Kingdom, lentil soup from Spain, and
curries from India.
Venture into cultures: a resourc e book of multicultural materials and programs.
Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1992.
Summary: This book identifies key and notable resources for children and adults
and presents ideas for programs about seven cultural groups as aids for
helping children gain an appreciation and understanding of their own
and other cultures.
Villios, Lynne W. Cooking the Greek way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1984.
Summary: Olive oil, lemon juice, and cinnamon are just a few of the varied
flavors used in these authentic recipes which include delicious
appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.
Vuong, Lynette Dyer. The brocaded slipper and other Vietnamese tales . Reading,
MA: Addison-Wesley, 1982.
Summary: Includes Little Finger of the Watermelon Patch, The Fairy Grotto,
Master Frog, The Lampstand Princess, and others.
Waldee, Lynne Marie. Cooking the French way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1982.
Summary: Of the two different kinds of cooking in France, the recipes in this book
are of the "home cooking" variety, delicious and easy to fix.
Watts, Irene N. lust a minute: ten sho rt plays and activitie s for your c lassroom.
Markham. Ont: Prembroke, 1990.
Summary: Includes rehearsal strategies to accompany multicultural stories from
around the world. These plays are based on folktales and legends from
countries and regions, such as, Canada, China, Eastern Europe,
Germany, India, Japan, Russia, Scotland, Thailand, and the United
Weston, Reiko. Cooking the Japanese way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner
Publications Company, 1983.
Summary: An introduction to the cooking of Japan featuring basic recipes for
soups, appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Also describes
some special ingredients used in Japanese dishes, how to set a Japanese
table, and how to eat with chopsticks.
The whistling skeleton: American Indian tales of the supernatural . New York:
Four Winds Press, 1982.
Summary: Includes nine mystery tales told by Pawnee, Blackfoot, and Cheyenne
storytellers in the late nineteenth century.
Wiese, Kurt. You can write Chinese . New York: Viking Press, 1945.
Summary: Presents the thirty-four different strokes used to write all the Chinese
Wright, David K. Vietnam . Chicago, IL: Childrens Press, Inc, 1989.
Summary: Discusses the geography, history, people, economy, and customs of
Yep, Laurence. The rainbow people . New York: Harper & Row, 1989.
Summary: A collection of twenty Chinese folk tales that were passed on by word of
mouth for generations, as told by some oldtimers newly settled in the
Yep, Laurence. Tongues of jade . New York: Harper Collins, 1991.
Summary: A retelling of seventeen Chinese American folktales from a variety of
Chinese communities in the United States.
Yu, Ling. Cooking the Chinese way . Minneapolis, Minn: Lerner Publications
Summary: This cookbook introduces the culture and cuisine of China and has
recipes for soups, main dishes, and desserts.
Zeichner, Kenneth M NCRTL special report: educating teachers for cultural
diversity . East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, 1993.
Summary: This report addresses various dimensions of one of the major policy
issues in U.S. teacher education for the foreseeable future— the need to
help all teachers acquire the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and
dispositions necessary to work effectively with a diverse student
Akin, Terri. "Exploring the origins of halloween (in the classroom)." Reading
Teacher 45:2 pl64-66 Oct 1991
Abstract: Offers curriculum activities using the language arts, cooperative group
learning, and history /social science to guide students through a study
of the multicultural origins of Halloween.
Allen-Sornmerville, Lenola. "Middle level science in a multicultural society."
Science Scope 17:6 pl6-18 Mar 1994
Abstract: Describes the multifaced challenge of future and present teachers in a
multicultural classroom. Equipped with specific strategies and
activities, the author suggests that teachers can become more effective
science educators. Provides numerous tips for the middle level science
Anderson/Sankofa, David A. "Kwanzaa: a resource for resourceful educators."
Multicultural Review 2:4 p36-38 Dec 1993
Abstract: Kwanzaa, the African-American cultural holiday, can be a valuable
resource for teachers to help students develop as partners in a
democratic society. The origins and practices of the celebration are
explored, and several resources are described to help teachers and
librarians develop programs to observe Kwanzaa and its seven
Blake-Alston, Charlotte. "Storytelling." Learning 19:6 p32-34 Feb 1991
Abstract: Presents storytelling as a way to teach students about African societies.
The article explains how to teach storytelling and how to branch out
into other related educational activities. A tale from Ghana suitable for
bulletin-board use and a student activity page on African proverbs are
Blizard, Elizabeth B. "Live in history." Learning 19:6 p40-41 Feb 1991
Abstract: Guidelines for teaching about the relationship between African and
American houses include an activity in which children unravel a trail
of clues, moving from a West African house to a "shotgun" house in
America. A student activity page on houses in Nigeria, Haiti, and New
Orleans is included.
Bone, Sandra F. "Spinning family through curriculum. A multicultural. web: part
II." Dimensions of Early Childhood 21: p21-24 Win 1993
Abstract: Presents an annotated bibliography of children's books and recordings
that can be used in an integrated multiculutral curriculum. The books
and recordings concern topics of family members, shelter and home,
and daily life activities.
Boutte, Gloria S. and McCormic, Christine B. "Authentic multicultural activities:
avoiding pseudomulticulturalism." Childhood Education 68:3 pl40-44 Spr 1992
Abstract: Discusses six techniques that will help teachers evaluate their
multicultural views and practices: building multicultural programs;
showing appreciation for differences; avoiding stereotypes;
acknowledging differences in children; discovering classroom
diversity; and avoiding pseudomulticulturalism.
Boutte, Gloria S. and Peterson, Elizabeth A. "Beginning to create a multicultural
classroom." Dimensions of Early Childhood 21:2 pll-12 Win 1993
Abstract: Suggests activities related to language, social studies, and music and
movement that can help beginning teachers to experience the
difference that authentic multiculturalism makes in the classroom.
Bradley, Claudette. "Teaching mathematics with technology: the four directions
Indian beadwork design with LOGO." Arithmetic Teacher 39:9 p46-49 May 1992
Abstract: Describes the computer project for American Indian middle school
students, "Four Directions Indian Beadwork Design", that uses familiar
American Indian beadwork designs to help learn geometric and LOGO
concepts. Discusses the instructional techniques used to teach the
planning and constructing of LOGO designs made up of two or more
isosceles right triangles.
Bradley, Claudette. "Teaching mathematics with technology: making a Navajo
blanket design with logo." Arithmetic Teacher 40:9 p520-23 May 1993
Abstract: A Navajo blanket design was constructed on a bulletin board and on
geoboards. Then a program was written in LOGO to construct the
pattern. Both top-down and bottom-up techniques were used.
Students were encouraged to make their programs more efficient by
utilizing repeat and subprocedures.
Burbridge, Carol. "Multicultural education in the classroom/' Book Report 12:4
p23 Jan-Feb 1994
Abstract: Suggests ways in which librarians can help teachers include
multicultural activities in the classroom to recognize cultural diversity
throughout the curriculum. Highlights include the use of
photographs, current events, contributions to history, checking
textbooks for cultural or gender bias, audiovisual materials, an guest
speakers from the community.
Carroll, Karen L. "Mojotech: Betye Saar." School Arts 89:9 p25-28 May 1990
Abstract: Describes how artist Betye Saar collects technological debris that she
manipulates to create her artwork. Compares her work with African
art which has a long history of transforming materials from the
environment into symbols and objects. Suggests activities for students
to create art with debris from their environment.
Cheng, Li Rong Lilly. "Intervention strategies: a multicultural approach." Topics
in Language Disorders 9:3 p84-91 Jun 1989
Abstract: Intervention planning for limited-English-proficient students calls for
an experiential approach which compares and contrasts the students'
home culture with mainstream United States culture. Methods are
presented for incorporating student culture in intervention activities
(building a multicultural calendar, studying folk tales) and for
facilitating transition into the mainstream culture (role-playing,
discussing culturally unique items).
Childcoat, George W. "Indian ledger art." Social Education 54:1 p50~51 Jan 1990
Abstract: Offers an innovative way to teach mid-nineteenth century North
American Indian history by having students create their own Indian
Ledger art. Purposes of the project are: to understand the i ole played
by American Indians, to reveal American Indian stereotypes, and to
identify relationships between cultures and environments.
Background and procedures are given.
Cocciolone, Kathy R. "Our international art exchange project/' School Arts 88:9 p9-
11 May 1989
Abstract: Discusses an international art exchange project designed to teach fifth-
grade students that the culture of a country is reflected in its art and
that art is a universal language. Describes the contributions from
Scotland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Japan, and India. Points out
ways to use materials in schools.
Dana, Nancy Fichtman and Lynch-Brown, Carol. "Children's literature: preparing
preservice teachers for the multicultural classroom." Action in Teacher Education
14:4 p45-51 Win 1992-93
Abstract: Several practical strategies for teacher educators to use with preservice
teachers in multicultural education courses are outlined.
Incorporating the study of children's literature in such courses is
explored, with specific focus on African American children's literature.
Included are 12 references and a bibliography of resources for selecting
multicultural children's literature.
Derman-Sparks, Louise. "Revisiting multicultural education." Dimensions of
Early Childhood 21:2 p6-10 Win 1993
Abstract: Discusses children's development of cultural identity and attitudes.
Examines common multicultural curriculum approaches that deny
diversity and treat multicultural activities as tours of other cultures.
Suggests that these approaches inadequately prepare children to live
knowledgeably and empathetically with diversity. Proposes an
effective multicultural curriculum to help children live with diversity.
Doornek, Richard R. "Myth and mystery: the art of Haiti." School Arts 90:2 p31-34
Abstract: Portrays the spiritual and natural content of Haitian art, illustrates a
characteristic cut-metal u ipture, and lists highlights of Haitian art
history. Suggests activities for elementary and secondary students
designed to help them understand art forms that provide insights into
the myths and mysteries of other cultures.
Elliott, David J, "Music as culture: toward a multicultural concept of arts
education/' Journal of Aesthetic Education 24:1 pl47-66 Spr 1990
Abstract: Uses E. D. Hirsch's concepts of art, culture, and multicuituralism to
rethink the philosophy and practice of arts education. Analyzes culture
and multicuituralism and suggests that music education be conceived
in multicultural terms. Disputing Hirsch's cultural uniformity,
maintains that music educators should preserve the integrity of music
cultures of the U.S. macroculture.
Fabris, Marta E. "Using multimedia in the multicultural classroom/' J ournal of
Educational Technology Systems 21:2 pl63-71 1992-93
Abstract: Discusses the use of multimedia technology in multiculutral
elementary and secondary school classrooms. Highlights include types
of multimedia technology, including hypermedia, voice/sound
digitizers, scanners, CD-ROMs, videodiscs, and other video equipment;
lesson plans for teachers; ideas for student group projects; and sources
for multimedia materials.
Frey, Richard D and Allen, Mike. "Alaskan native games— a cross-cultural addition
to the physical education curriculum." Journal of Physical Education, Recreation
and Dance 60:9 p21-24 Nov-Dec 1989
Abstract: Importing traditional, yet unknown, physical activities from different
cultures is an exciting way to add creativity and imagination to the
physical education curriculum. Explanations, accompanied by teaching
hints, are given of several traditional Alaskan native games which
have been successfully used with K-6 students in the Anchorage School
Gaither, Edmund Barry, "Instructional resources: Afro-American art/' Art
Education 43:6 p25-28, 37-40 Nov 1990
Abstract: Presents four examples of Afro-American art by Augusta Savage,
Lenwood Morris, William H Johnson, and Romare Bearden. Dc tribes
their lives and artistic objectives. Suggests study questions and art
Hansen, Karen. "Crafts" Learning 19:6 p38-39 Feb 1991
Abstract: Presents crafts projects to accompany the discussion of African tribes
and their ceremonial items. The article describes how to create a
ceremonial mask, ceremonial shield, goodbye cloth, and necklace.
Background information is included for e?ch item.
Hansen, Karen. "Dances and games." Learning 19:6 p35-37 Feb 1991
Abstract: Presents guidelines for teaching students about African culture via
dances and games and for developing related activities to expand
student learning experiences. Student activity pages describe how to do
the Ghana national dance and how to play Mankala, a popular African
Heard, Dorothy. "How do teachers identify multicultural and cross-cultural
pedagogical phenomena in and out of arts classrooms?" Educational Review 42:3
Abstract: A group of 17 arts teachers used written observation, informal
interviews, case study notes, photographs, drawings, and journals to
illuminate multicultural issues in teaching and learning. A model for
teaching effectiveness emerged, which identified teacher preparation
and interaction behaviors that would enhance learning in a
Herzog, Melanie. "Pueblo pottery: continuity and change. Lucy Lewis." S chool
Arts 90:5 p23-26 Jan 1991
Abstract: Describes Lucy Lewis' ceramic work which is inspired by the ancient
pottery of her Acoma Pueblo artistic heritage. Discusses concepts of
tradition, artistic heritage, and change over time. Outlines related
ceramic and discussion activities for K-12 students.
Hoffman, Carl. "Walker Calhoun: master of his art, keeper of traditions."
Appalachia 26:3 p20-26 Sum 1993
Abstract: During the 1920s, Walker Calhoun learned traditional songs and
dances from his uncle, Will West Long, spiritual leader of the Big Cove
Cherokees. Nine years ago, Calhoun began teaching them to his
grandchildren and other young people. Calhoun has received
numerous honors for his work to preserve Cherokee culture.
Jordan, Debra J. "Celebrating the rainbow/ 7 Camping Magazine 63:2 p40-42 Nov-
Abstract: Recommends ways of increasing social diversity at residential camps.
Suggests incorporating multiethnic, midticultural purpose into camp
statements. Staff training, and daily program. Describes multicultural
activities for campers. Emphasizes value of role modeling and
discussion of sensitive issues.
Katan, Elleda. "Beyond art history.. .and before.. .and beyond... and before.. .and
beyond." Art Education 43:1 p60-69 Jan 1990
Abstract: Maintains that the study of art history should be learning about all
forms of art work from every culture and relating it to the present.
Describes how one art teacher uses puppetry to actively involve
students in art history. Recommends that teachers look to the great
teachers and their own teaching for such lessons.
Keller, Anthony S. "Cultural policy and educational change in the 1990's."
Education and Urban Society 22:4 p413-24 Aug 1990
Abstract: The institutional structure that supports the arts in the United States
needs to be transformed so that it reflects both the internal cultural
diversity and the global perspective appropriate for the 1990s. In
developing a more comprehensive and equitable system, policymakers
should be guided by social science research on the cultural needs and
resources of different groups.
Kremers, Carolyn. "Through the eyes and ears of another culture: invention
activities and a writer's workshop." Exercise Exchang e 35:1 p3-ll Fall 1989
Abstract: Describes a series of activities designed to encourage students to tap
their experiences with other cultures as a resource for their writing.
Provides a sample "response sheet" to use with a writer's workshop
"Local theatre as learning tool." Journal of Reading 33:4 p304 Jan 1990
Abstract: Describes the Los Angeles Theatre Center's program, "Theatre as a
Learning Tool", which brings students from diverse socioeconomic,
cultural, and educational backgrounds to see fully staged theatrical
productions. Notes that the program integrates the plays into daily
lesson plans in reading, writing, critical thinking, and communication
Lockledge, Ann. "Unity and diversity: holiday celebrations around the world/'
Social Studies and the Young Learner 6:2 p6-8 Nov-Dec 1993
Abstract: Maintains that all cultures celebrate holidays, but, in U.S. elementary
schools, holidays generally are given superficial treatment. Suggests
using holidays from other nations to begin studying the geography,
history, and culture of those countries. Provides descriptions of seven
teaching ideas based on this approach.
Mack, Cathy. "Celebrate cultural diversity." Teaching Exceptional Children 21:1
p40-43 Fall 1988
Abstract: The article presents suggestions for developing multicultural activities
with special education groups including Black awareness activities,
Hispanic awareness activities, Asian/Pacific Islander awareness
activities, and American Indian awareness activities. A calendar
identifying holidays and important dates celebrated by these groups is
Mitchell-Powell, Brenda. "Multicultural titles for holidays and celebrations."
Multicultural Review 2:4 p32-35 Dec 1993
Abstract: This bibliography (14 sources) of holiday-oriented titles provides
resources for school, library, and home use that present engaging
perspectives on cultural celebrations, informative content, and
potential for interactive use. All incorporate diversity as an everyday
way of life rather than a special occasion posture.
"More about Native American curriculum issues: from our readers." Young
Children 48:2 P3, 77-80 Jan 1993
Abstract: Presents readers' responses to a series of articles in the September 1992
issue of "Young Children" pertaining to teaching children about
Native Americans. Responses underscore points made in the articles
or introduce additional considerations concerning issues that were not
Murray, Chris. "Soweto curriculum extension programme." gifted Education
International 8:3 pl83-86 1992
Abstract: A Saturday enrichment program for gifted black children in Soweto
townships (South Africa) is described, including development of basic
numeracy and literacy skills for elementary students; work in English,
mathematics, and science /biology for high school students; creative
activities and excursions; interracial activities; and cross-cultural
Naylor, David T. "Holidays, cultural diversity, and the public culture." Social
Studies and the Young Learner 6:2 p4~5, 17 Nov-Dec 1993
Abstract: Asserts that celebration of holidays, long a significant aspect of
elementary social studies, has been abandoned by many schools because
of controversy. Argues that holidays serve important societal
functions and are part of the public culture. Provides criteria for
establishing school policies about holidays and their celebration.
N'Namdi, Carmen A. "A play in three acts: Boley, a town you could bank on."
Learning 19:6 p54-56 Feb 1991
Abstract: Presents an excerpt from a play that can be used to help students learn
about Black history. This play focuses on an African-American town,
Boley, Oklahoma, that outsmarted the most feared bank robbers of the
1930s. It emphasizes Black triumphs.
Olson, Ted. "Cherokee stickball: a changing tradition." Journal of the Appalachian
Studies Association v5 p84-93 1993
Abstract: Discusses the history of Cherokee stickball, a ball game dating back at
least to the 1500s that was once used (as an alternative to war) for
resolving grievances between tribes and townships. . Describes
traditional aspects of Cherokee stickball and notes the steady decline of
the game and its traditional rules and ceremonies.
Oxford, Rebecca L. "Language learning styles: research and practical considerations
for teaching in the multicultural tertiary ESK/FL classroom/' System 20:4 p439-56
Abstract: Key definitions, assumptions, and research concerning learning styles
related to culture are presented with six case study examples of cross-
cultural conflicts in tertiary education settings. The optimal
management teacher-student style disparities in the multicultural
classroom is discussed.
Pichini, Cecellia D and Sanson, Debra. "Modern mask, ancient art." School Arts
90:2 p25-26 Oct 1990
Abstract: Describes an African maskmaking project completed by seventh grade
that gave students insight into tribal cultures. Discusses materials and
methods students used to make the masks along with a backdrop
painting to complement their masks. Displays several examples of
Porter, Priscilla H. "Rethinking the holidays. Teacher's resources." Social Studies
and the Young Learner 6:2 p23-26 Nov-Dec 1993
Abstract: Maintains that holidays provide opportunities for teaching about
history and cultural diversity. Presents a bibliographic essay of
recommended resources for elementary teachers on this topic.
Materials include reading resources, activity books, and audiovisual
Quezada, Shelley. "Mainstreaming library services to multicultural populations:
the evolving tapestry." Wilson Library Bulletin 66:6 28-29, 120 Feb 1992
Abstract: Provides an overview of this special issue of Wilson Library Bulletin
on library services to a growing racially and ethnically diverse
population. Highlights include nationwide responses from
professional associations and government agencies; reaching
community libraries; making library activities accessible to
underserved populations; and the library's role as a center for lifelong
Roth, Ilene and Roth, Leah. "Movers and shapers." Learning 19:6 p42, 53 Feb 1991
Abstract: Presents a chart containing minibiographies of African Americans and
highlighting the contributions they iiave made to society. The
biographies are arranged under the headings science and medicine,
pioneers, literature, public figures, the arts, and sports. Each biography
is followed by questions and suggestions for additional research.
Ryan, Margaret W. "Nazca double spouts." School Arts 89:9 p22-23 May 1990
Abstract: Describes the origins of the Peruvian Nazca Indians double-spouted
jugs. Provides a lesson plan so students can create their own double-
Schensul, Jean J. "Organizing cultural diversity through the arts." Education and
Urban Society 22:4 p377-92 Aug 1990
Abstract: Argues for a cultural p. -icy that emphasizes pluralism, dialogue, and
cultural transformation. Suggests the *rts provide a critical vehicle for
promoting cultural equity. Uses the example of Hartford, Connecticut
to demonstrate the difficulties that face minority arts institutions and
Semrau, Penelope and Boyer, Barbara A. "Using interactive video to examine
cultural issues in art." Computing Teacher 19:4 p24-26 Dec-Jan 1991-92
Abstract: Discussion of the use of interactive video to address issues of culture
and gender in multicultural art classrooms focuses on an adaptation of
"The Vincent Van Gogh Laserguid-. " at California State University, Los
Angeles to teach students how to talk about and analyze works of art.
Sing, Sandie F. " We're neighbors, let's be friends!" Social Studies Review 32:1 p22-
28 Fall 1992
Abstract: Asserts that the Pacific Rim nations of Asia are neighbors to California
and that teachers should use that concept as an instructional device.
Presents six teaching activities that are linked to the California History-
Social Science Framework. Includes step-by-step instructions for
Standford, Barbara. " Windows on the world/' Media and Methods 28:3 pl6, 18-19
Abstract: Discusses methods of teaching world geography and culture through
student involvement and describes lessons that teach students about
Africa. One uses maps; one uses computer-assisted instruction; and
one uses various resources to recreate an African school day. A sidebar
by Janine Onffroy Shelley describes the use of telecommunications
systems in her French classes.
'Thank you Africa/' Learning 19:6 p31 Feb 1991
Abstract: Presents a list of class activities for Black History Month to help
students study African heritage. The activities listed, with appropriate
grade levels, are storytelling, dances and games, crafts, posters, live-in
history, movers and shapers, and a play. Each activity is explained in
the pages that follow in this issue.
Thompson, Sally Ann. "Choice books for children: the pick of last year's
publications/' Catholic Library World 63:3^ pl77-82 Jan-Junl992
Abstract: A member of the Caldecott Award committee reviews recommended
children's books published in 1991. Annotations are provided for 13
historical novels for middle-graders and young adults and 47 picture
books that focus on folklore and fairytales, human values, celebrations,
and the environment. A bibliography is included.
Tran, MyLuong T. "Building cross-cultural bridges." Social Education 54:4 p246-47
Apr-May 1990 54:4 p246^17 Apr-May 1990
Abstract: Presents an activity designed to assist students in examining and
reflecting on their personal values. Argues that students need to know
themselves to explore the values of others and to develop an open-
minded perspective on the cultural values of others.
Turkovich, Marilyn. "The multicultural factor: a curriculum multiplier." Social
Studies and the Young Learner 1:4 p9-12 Mar-Apr 1989
Abstract: Urges that an evaluative attitude be taken concerning curricular efforts
to foster multicultural education. Suggests expanding the primary
school curriculum, defining multicultural education, and multiplying
the effect? of a lesson by linking multiculutral activities with concepts
already being taught. Provides illustrative activities to integrate the
concept of color with different languages.
Wardle, Francis. "Bunny ears and cupcakes for all-are parties developmentally
appropriate?" Child Care Information Exchang e v74 p39-41 Aug 1990
Abstract: Suggests ways for early childhood programs to analyze the degree to
which their parties, festivals, and celebrations are consistent with early
childhood theory and research, and with good practice. Provides
suggestions for increased integration of multicultural activities into the
Wasson, Robyn F. "Teaching art in the multicultural classroom: six position
statements." Studies in Art Education 31:4 p234~46 Sum 1990
Abstract: Proposes six position statements, supported by sociological and
anthropological literature, in opposition to The Straight Line Melting
Pot Theory. Seeks to assist art educators to recognize and respect not
only the sociocultural diversity that may be present in the classroom,
but also to design and implement culturally responsive art curricula.
Wilson, Maithel Lee. "Appreciation of nature." Pathways 4:6 p20-23 Sep-Oct 1992
Abstract: Presents American Indian cultural activities that encourage student
awareness of nature and its beauty and the need for balance in our
lives. Includes an explanation of the powers of the Medicine Wheel, a
legend about the dream catcher, and instructions for seven related craft
Winters, Kay. "Celebrating the season." Learning 21:4 p30-33 Nov-Dec 1992
Abstract: Presents a collection of holiday-related winter activities for elementary
students. November activities celebrate the Great American
Smokeout, National Children's Book Week, National Geography
Awareness Week, and Thanksgiving. December activities celebrate
Hanukkah, Chiistmas, Kwanzaa, and the coming of snow. Hands-on
activities include cooking, crafts, time capsules, bulletin board, and
Zepp, Raymond \. "Numbers and codes in ancient Peru: the Quipu." Arithmetic
Teacher 39:9 p42-44 May 1992
Abstract: Describes the Quipu, a mathematical device invented by the Incas of
Peru that used the base-10 number system to store information.
Suggests ways of incorporating material on the Quipu into the
" A Multicultural early childhood resource guide (revised)." 48p 1987 (ED
Abstract: This revised guide provides a resource of ideas and activities to help
introduce the young child to multicultural education. The guide offers
ideas that explore such concepts as self-esteem, similarities and
differences, and cultural pluralism.
Bennett, John P and Morris, Bernadette. "Let the good times roll = Laissez les bons
rouler." 20p 1993 (ED 356223)
Abstract: This paper integrates learning about international culture through the
avenue of dance, and focuses on learning about specific regions of
France, and about French Canadians, and Louisiana Cajuns through
"Bright beginnings: summer kindergarten." 106p 1988 (ED 303256)
Abstract: The three sections in this guide focus on the structuring of the first
days of program implementation, creation of a learning environment,
and enrichment of the curriculum.
"Broken squares." 15p 1975 (ED 364435)
Abstract: Cooperation is one of the central motivating forces in the economic
an.* 1 ^dal organization of China. This unit utilizes a game called
"l .v r> Squares" to initiate a discussion of the concepts of cooperation
and competition as possible models for problem solving. Following
the game the students then apply their experiences to the case of China.
The unit is intended for use with elementary, secondary, or continuing
"Chinese calligraphy." 17p 1975 (ED 364436)
Abstract: This unit is designed to introduce secondary or post-secondary students
to the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy through step-by-step
instructions on writing Chinese characters.
Collins, H Thomas and Majeske, Christopher. "Destination: Cameroon. Study
guide/ 7 62p 1993 (ED 369711)
Abstract: Among the four sections in this guide is one that includes 11 activities
and 9 worksheets to give students an opportunity to learn more about
Cameroon through research, by working in teams, and by problem
solving. Also included is a list of 38 additional resources on Cameroon
and Africa and 13 African studies resource centers.
Dana, Nancy Fichtman. "Developing an understanding of the multicultural
classroom: experiences for the monocultural preservice teacher." 14p 1991 (ED
Abstract: This paper discusses a selection of appropriate literature and gives
specific examples of children's books and their use in the college
course. Two categories of books, which are written by White or African
American authors for White audiences to acquaint readers with the
African American condition; and culturally conscious books, which are
written by African American authors who portray the uniqueness of
being African American from the author's own perspective.
Gollnick, Donna M. "Profile of the multicultural /bilingual education activities of
professional and related education organizations." 90p 1978. (ED 221517)
Abstract: This profile has lists that include support for multicultural activities,
expected focus of future multicultural education activities, specific
ethnic or language groups for which activities are targeted, and
expected focus of future multicultural education activities.
"International booklet of recipes and stories. Final report, July 1, 1991 to June 30,
1992 (and) community cookbook (and) adult enrichment center international
cookbook 1989-90." 196p 1992 (ED 368216)
Abstract: Students submitted recipes and stories related to their ethnic
background and discussed them in class. They were exposed to word
processing techniques and composed artwork to accompany the recipes
McCluskey, Murton L. ''A curriculum guide to learning about American Indians/'
81p 1992 (ED 366473)
Abstract: This guide provides information and suggestions for teachers
planning an American Indian study unit or American Indian Day
"Montana institute for effective teaching of American Indian children (Pablo, MT,
June 9-14, 1991)." 164p 1991 (ED 355062)
Abstract: This document contains 12 units of study and student activities that
incorporate American Indian culture into various aspects of the
elementary school curriculum.
"Montana institute for effective teaching of American Indian children (Missoula,
Montana, 1992)." 215p 1992 (ED 366474)
Abstract: This guide presents 11 American Indian study units. Nine units are
intended for intermediate or middle-school grades; two are suitable for
prekindergarten through primary grades. The units contain
information about various American Indian tribes, but focus on tribes
of Montana. Many lessons include writing and language-arts activities
and feature traditional stories or crafts.
Stapleton-Otway, Gemma. "Arts and humanities programs in rural America.
Rural information center publication series, no. 8." 30p 1991 (ED 361149)
Abstract: This directory contains resource materials and listings of organizations,
funding resources, and databases pertaining to cultural programs in
rural American communities. A 67-item bibliography includes books,
journals, and newspaper articles covering arts and crafts, humanities,
music, festivals, theater, historic preservation, economic development,
and funding for arts and humanities.
Theel, Ronald K. "Planning for multicultural education at the elementary and
middle school levels/' 14p 1990 (ED 330762)
Abstract: The infusing of a curriculum with multicultural education is essential
to equal educational outcomes. Some of the following
recommendations made are: (1) to organize field trips that expose
students to culturally diverse experiences; (2) use literature that
represents multicultural perspectives and experiences; (3) organize
assemblies around multicultural themes; (4) vary materials, activities,
and experiences; and (5) use teaching strategies that reflect the learning
styles of students from diverse cultures.
Walker, Amy B. "Making the most of world wise schools: an activity guide for
teachers." 87p 1993 (ED 369712)
Abstract: Activities encourage students to examine their own culture as well as
to identify similarities and differences that exist among cultures. Five
fundamental geography themes of location, place, relationships with
places, movement, and regions are the focus of the activities.
Webb, Michael. "Multicultural education in elementary and secondary schools.
ERIC digest number 67." 3p 1990 (ED 327613)
Abstract: Multicultural activities have the following goals: (1) to remedy
ethnocentrism in the traditional curriculum; (2) to build
understanding among racial and ethnic groups, and appreciation of
different cultures; (3) to defuse interracial tensions and conflicts; and (4)
to make the curriculum relevant to the experiences, cultural traditions,
and historical contributions of minority groups.
Zanger, Virginia Vogel and Others. "Classroom activities for cross-cultural
learning." 54p 1990 (ED 320423)
Abstract: This guide contains a series of classroom activities designed to help
students construct booklets about themselves and their cultural
backgrounds, and include information about the different countries
these students' families came from as well as students' reflections on
what it is like to live in two cultures. Other activities provided in this
guide include interviews/panel with foreign born students; gestures in
Spanish and English; middle and high school cooking classes; and
other multicultural activities.